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Japan Judo Study Tour

EXPERIENCE JUDO AT ITS FINEST

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Japan, the birthplace of Judo. Spend 10 days immersed in Japanese culture, learning Judo’s rich history on a fully-guided tour, complete with world-class personal instruction and trips to Tokyo’s top sightseeing destinations. Join other judoka who share your love of Judo and an appreciation for the type of training only Japan can offer.

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World-Class Judo Dojos:  Over the course of the tour, participants have the opportunity to train at 7 world-class dojos, including the birthplace of Judo, the Kodokan. Our training continues at four of the top judo universities in Japan; Tokai University, Kokugakuin University, Chuo University, and Nihon Tai-Iku University. We will also visit two of Japan’s most famous private dojos; Asahi Dojo and Ishimichi Juku.

Private Sessions:  As an exclusive for our tour, we have organized three private sessions with top judo instructors. Kosei Inoue Sensei will show us the secrets to his world-famous uchimata, Dai Sakamoto Sensei will teach gripping strategies and tactics used by the world’s top competitors and Dai Asahi Sensei will teach the competition drills this dojo uses to produce the top junior competitors in Japan.

Sightseeing:  With 35 million people, Tokyo is the largest metropolitan city in the world. The city hosts more Michelin stars restaurants than any other city in the world, with 14 restaurants awarded the top three-start rating. Shibuya Crossing is the busiest intersection in the world with more than 2,500 people crossing at one time and the Shinjuku Train Station is the busiest station in the world with an average of approximately 3.64 million passengers passing through the station each day. During our trip, we will visit some of Tokyo’s top tourist destinations, including the Imperial Palace, the Nippon Budokan, the Meiji Jingu Shrine, the Tokyo Skytree and the Tokyo Tower. Participants will also experience some of the best shopping and nightlife in the world, at Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, Asakusa, Harajuku, and Akihabara.

Accommodations:  During our tour, the group will stay at the Nippon Sport Science University’s Setagaya Guesthouse. The guest house was built for the purpose of promoting sports exchanges. The university is located in the heart of Tokyo and has produced 118 Olympic Medalists (34 Gold, 41 Silver, 43 Bronze). The Judo complex features a 292 mat state of the art facility and is only a 5 minute walk from the guest house.

Fees, Terms and Conditions:  Price of the tour is $2,750 per person.  Price includes accommodations, dojo fees, sightseeing, trains and buses while in Japan, workbooks, participation certificate, and a final celebration dinner. Price does not include travel to and from Japan. Participation is limited to 25 judoka; 14 years or older and with a minimum of 2 years experience on the mat. Parents of participants are welcomed to attend for $1,750 per person.

Price: $2750.00

Date: July 15, 2017

Address:
Nittai-Dai University Setagaya Guesthouse
7-1-1 Fukasawa, Setagaya-ku
Tokyo
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Available Spaces: 0

Mr. Tadayuki Satoh Sensei (Tomiki Aikido & Self-Defense Seminar)

Mr. Tadayuki Satoh Sensei is one of the world’s leading Japan Aikido Association experts. He was taught directly by Tomiki Kenji Sensei, founder of the Japan Aikido Association, in the living room of his house every Sunday before tea, and so he has an in-depth knowledge of Tomiki Sensei’s Aikido system. He is also an accomplished judoka. His father was received his 8th Dan in Kodokan Judo and was a contemporary of Jigoro Kano.  Kano urged Satoh's father to send him to train in Aikido because judo was meant to be more than just competition.  Sato Sensei, was granted the position of Shihan of Waseda University Aikido club in 2007. This position had been vacant since Professor Tomiki’s death in 1979. He is an expert in his field, and in particular, the link between Kodokan Judo and Tomiki-style Aikido. He also teaches aikido at the Japan Police University, and he lives in Tokyo.

Don't miss this opportunity to train with an expert in traditional Japanese martial arts and the connection between the development of Judo and Aikido as they were originally taught by Jigoro Kano and Morihei Ueshiba.  Satoh Sensei will be providing 13 hours of direct instruction and this will be a technical seminar.  Satoh Sensei will not only cover the 17 fundamental techniques of Aikido, but he will also teach counter techniques.  Finally, he will teach participants a self-defense techniques based on the original jujutsu styles which influenced the development of judo.  The number of participants is limited to 50 in order to ensure that each student has the opportunity to receive personalized instruction.

Price: $120.00

Date: August 11, 2017

Address:
Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy
8970 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR
97223
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Available Spaces: 49

Newaza Seminar w/ Koji Komuro

Come and join us for an amazing experience with one of the world's premier newaza specialists. Mr. Koji Komuro began studying Judo at the age of 5 and learned Kosen Judo from Kanae Hirata. Over his competitive career, Mr. Komuro achieved medals both at national and international championships. He is a master of two techniques: komlock (named after him) and sode guruma jime.  Mr. Komuro was a full time instructor at the Kodokan Judo Institute and is now a full time teacher and coach at Tokyo Daigaku High School. He has produced 2 Judo DVDs and published an instructional book on his style of judo. Don't miss this opportunity to train with him!

Seminar Agenda (subject to change):

Saturday, August 19th

Junior Session - 10:00am - 11:30am

Adult Session 1 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, August 20th

Adult Session 2 - 10am - 11:30am

Adult Session 3 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Price: $30.00

Date: August 19, 2017

Address:
Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy
8970 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR
97223
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Available Spaces: 49

Mr. Kunikazu Yahagi (Iajutsu and Kumitachi Seminar)

Join us for a seminar with Mr. Yahagi Kunikazu. Mr. Yahagi is a sword specialist and the Headmaster of Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu, a school of kobudo (ancient martial arts) specializing in iaijutsu (quick-draw sword art) and tai kumitachi (partner bokken training). Mr. Yahagi started training in Kendo at the age of 10 and also trained in Judo, attaining a 2nd Dan through the Kodokan. Mr. Yahagi continued his training of Kendo and currently is a Kyoshi 7th Dan through the All Japan Kendo Association. We have trained with Yahagi Sensei in Japan on multiple occasions and this will be his first trip to Oregon. If you are interested in authentic Japanese sword work straight from the source, don’t miss this seminar.

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Don't miss this opportunity to train with an expert in traditional Japanese sword arts.  Yahagi Sensei will be providing 10 hours of direct instruction and this will be a technical seminar.  No prior experience with sword arts required.  The number of participants is limited to 30 in order to ensure that each student has the opportunity to receive personalized instruction.

Use the code yahagi2017 until July 1st to receive a 20% early registration discount.

Price: $150.00

Date: October 20, 2017

Address:
Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy
8970 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR
97223
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Available Spaces: 48